Tonypet Albano: No ‘direct’ pressure from Duterte
Isabela 1st District Representative Tonypet Albano, in a statement, insisted that President Rodrigo Duterte has never “directly” pressured congressmen to pass his priority bills.
This amid the pending renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise.
The Isabela politiko explained Duterte does not interfere with their work as lawmakers.
“In fairness to the President, he never called any of us congressmen, and never issued any marching orders to tell us what to do,” Albano said.
He also said Duterte values the separation of powers.
“The President has never interfered and does not intend to interfere in the business of congress. He values separation of powers and has much respect for us to do so,” Albano said.